To crack the code of FSHD, patients are essential. Every breakthrough in FSHD has been made because patients and their family members got involved. We are hopeful that a treatment is within sight; your participation will move us closer to discovery.
FSH Muscular Dystrophy is highly variable, even among affected family members. Each person has their own unique journey with FSHD. The FSHD Society is here to educate and empower individuals to live their best lives, physically and mentally.
There is great power in community. Around the globe, individuals with FSHD are living proof of that. When we come together, each bringing our unique strengths to bear, we inspire each other to reach higher than we can when we go it alone.
Education is our Best Weapon for Change
FSHD University is your center for advanced education about the art and science of living with FSH muscular dystrophy. Our webinars and other contents are designed to empower individuals to live their best lives, physically and mentally. Our departments of Physical Health, Wellness, and Research provide treasure troves of videos, articles, and resource lists, provided by the world's top experts, including many people living with FSHD. FSHD University is a place for you to gain knowledge, make friends, and find hope.
Latest Blog Posts
“I no longer live at the mercy of my mind,” says David Younger, PhD, a psychologist who has lived with the physical decline that comes with his diagnosis of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. The benefits he has gained from meditation and mindfulness training are not just theoretical, but part of his lived experience. In this FSHD…
In this FSHD University Webinar from April 15, 2021, Angela Lek, PhD, a research scientist at Yale University School of Medicine, speaks about how her husband’s diagnosis with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy led to the scientific couple’s interest in the…
Upcoming Featured Events
This is our monthly Zoom meeting on Wellness, held on the second Monday of each month at 5:00-6:00 pm ET (if Monday is a national holiday, the meeting will be held on Tuesday). Last month we all enjoyed a very informative and lively discussion about travel, dealing with air lines, hotels, and damaged power wheelchairs....Find out more »
9:00 PM ET | 8:00 PM CT | 7:00 PM MT | 6:00 PM PT Lori Brant Join host Tim Hollenback on YouTube on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Call Tim at 414-375-2561 to share your thoughts, or post questions and comments in the YouTube comments section. You can also watch the recording on Facebook...Find out more »
1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 11:00 AM MT | 10:00 AM PT Many individuals diagnosed with FSHD feel that they are unemployable or they should just give up and file for disability benefits. Lynn Stevens will talk about employment fallacies, assistive devices that can help you remain employed, career change strategies and...Find out more »